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NetDrive and SVN autoversioning - keep getting Broken pipe

From: Gunther Mayer <gunther.mayer_at_googlemail.com>
Date: Tue, 12 Jan 2010 20:08:24 +0200

Hi guys,

I'm not sure if anyone here is working with the following combination
(or similar):

Server: svn 1.6.5 (latest) + apache 2.2.12 (latest) on ubuntu
karmic(9.10) 64bit
Client: Windows XP or Vista, NetDrive 1.0.8.11 (latest)

Server is configured to do autoversioning via WebDAV as per svnbook:

<Location /svn>
        DAV svn
        SVNParentPath /var/svn
        SVNAutoversioning on
        ModMimeUsePathInfo on
</Location>

My client can mount(connect) this "drive" just fine and browse through
the directory hierarchy but when trying to open any files they are
corrupted because they're only half retrieved from the server (tried it
on a couple of large text files). Every now and then NetDrive reports
errors but nothing helpful. At the same time the following appears in my
apache error logs over and over again:

[Tue Jan 12 13:42:32 2010] [error] [client xx.xx.xx.xx] (32)Broken pipe:
Could not write data to filter. [500, #0]
[Tue Jan 12 13:42:32 2010] [error] [client xx.xx.xx.xx] Unable to
deliver content. [500, #0]

and occasionally

[Tue Jan 12 13:42:31 2010] [error] [client 196.7.14.173] Unable to
deliver content. [500, #0]
[Tue Jan 12 13:42:31 2010] [error] [client 196.7.14.173] (104)Connection
reset by peer: Could not write data to filter. [500, #0]

This happens almost all the time and makes my repo kind of useless on
Windows (no, tortoisesvn won't work because we're dealing with very
non-technical users...). I know NetDrive is commercial software but
firstly it did come recommended in the svn book with supposedly no known
issues and secondly it is (apart from WebDrive) my only option when it
comes to mounting my svn repository as a file system on Windows. It
seems like some kind of buffering problem but not sure how helpful the
Novell support will be in trouble shooting this one...

Any help or pointers would be greatly appreciated.

Gunther
Received on 2010-01-12 19:16:34 CET

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